Korean Shabu Shabu Buffet

Shaba Shabu is a Japanese food where you boil thin cut beef piece by piece and vegetables in a soup. It is one of the most popular dishes in Korea. It has been known to Koreans since around 2000 and popular since a decade ago. These days, you can easily see Shabu Shabu buffets. Let’s go explore!


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First of all, you have to choose a type of soup. They usually have two types: spicy and not spicy. Then, they give you thin cut beef and if you want more, you need to pay extra charges.


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The meat is not a lot. This is for three people but it depends on restaurants. I have tried a Shabu Shabu restaurant where you can eat beef as much as you want (all you can eat buffet) but the quality of the beef was not that great. You get what you pay for.

You are supposed to boil the meat piece by piece but this lazy food blogger just put a bunch in the soup and took it out one by one. If you boil one by one, the meat will be softer though. However, since the meat is cut thin, it tastes fine even if you boil the bunch and eat them.


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In the salad bar, many kinds of vegetables are waiting for you. It’s all you can eat. You don’t need to pay extra fees for food in the salad bar.


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They even have three kinds of rice and different types of lettuce for wraps. This is like heaven for vegans.


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Not only vegetables but also various dishes are prepared, like different types of salads and those of Korean foods. Yes, everything is included in the price except the meat.


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You can make and eat spring rolls as much as you want. See all the ingredients 🙂 Rice papers are neatly placed to the side. I love spring rolls!

Bring all the ingredients and make spring rolls with the Shabu Shabu meat and vegetables. Easy peasy.


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After eating Shabu Shabu, you can make porridge by yourself. DIY! They kindly explained about how to make it . DIY is so much fun!


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Buffet is supposed to have everything from A to Z, from appetizers to desserts. Korean Shabu Shabu buffets have cookies, yogurts, and fruits as desserts. Awesome, huh?


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This buffet is a franchise and all of them are located in Homeplus (Korean Walmart). I would put the address of one in Seoul. 서울특별시 영등포구 당산로 42 홈플러스 2층 (2nd floor, Homeplus, 42, Dangsan-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul)


13,800KRW / 15,800KRW

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